Synonyms and related words:
egestive, eliminative, excretionary, excretive, exudative, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, leaky, oozy, percolative, permeable, pervious, porous, rheumy, runny, salivant, salivary, salivous, secretional, secretive, secretory, seminal, serous, sialagogic, spermatic, transudative, watering, watery, weepy

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • excretory — [eks′krə tôr΄ē] adj. [VL excretorius] of or for excretion n. pl. excretories an excretory organ …   English World dictionary

  • Excretory — Ex*cre to*ry, a. [Cf. F. excr[ e]toire.] Having the quality of excreting, or throwing off excrementitious matter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excretory — 1680s, from EXCRETE (Cf. excrete) + ORY (Cf. ory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • excretory — adjective Date: circa 1681 of, relating to, or functioning in excretion < excretory ducts > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • excretory — /ek skri tawr ee, tohr ee, ik skree teuh ree/, adj. pertaining to or concerned in excretion; having the function of excreting: excretory organs. [1675 85; EXCRETE + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • excretory — Relating to excretion. * * * ex·cre·to·ry ek skrə .tōr ē, .tȯr adj of, relating to, or functioning in excretion <excretory ducts> …   Medical dictionary

  • excretory — ex•cre•to•ry [[t]ˈɛk skrɪˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. phl pertaining to or concerned in excretion; having the function of excreting: excretory organs[/ex] • Etymology: 1675 …   From formal English to slang

  • excretory — excrete ► VERB ▪ expel (a substance, especially a product of metabolism) as waste. DERIVATIVES excretion noun excretory adjective. ORIGIN Latin excernere sift out …   English terms dictionary

  • excretory — adjective of, or relating to excretion …   Wiktionary

  • excretory — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of, relating to, or tending to eliminate: cathartic, eliminative, eliminatory, evacuant, evacuative, purgative. See KEEP …   English dictionary for students

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